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Oct 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
economy has been consumed by the challenge of an age-old goal: to make the country self- sufficient in rice production. early october in japan's northeast-- or tohoku region-- is the harvest season. as a staple food, rice is as important to the japanese diet as wheat is to the western diet. for a variety of reasons-- historical, religious, economic, social and cultural-- rice in japan has meaning much deeper than simply being a crop grown onhe majority synonymous with rice farming.y more than a quarter of japan's domestic rice output comes from this region. the village of rokunohe is located in the northern part of tohoku. it is a marginal place to grow rice. as one moves north, the available light and the important temperature that's necessary for growing rice is limited. in other words, the growing season is limited. japanese scientists had to invent hybrid rice seeds-- seedlings-- that would grow in this environment in order for tohoku to become "the rice bowl of japan." so we really see a huge intervention by people-- science and technology-- in order to... for this particular regi
Oct 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
an industrial economy had grown enormously. j. pierpont morgan was the greatest financier of his age. he also was determined to become its greatest collector. in the year that morgan formed united states steel, the world's first billion- dollar corporation, he achieved a goal equally great in the field of art. for an unprecedented sum, he acquired raphael's famous colonna altarpiece. like other wealthy americans of his time, morgan sought the company of the european aristocracy. he was part of the cultural movement known as the american renaissance, which saw the united states as the heir of the european past. adjacent to his house in new york, morgan built a library as a monument to his taste. the decoraon inside the library was inspired by raphael and other italian masters. morgan's library contained his collection of rare books and manuscpts, as well as renaissance paintings and sculpture. like isabella gardner, morgan identified with a renaissance predecessor, the great baer agostino chigi. morgan even installed in his study a brocade wall-covering with chigi's coat-of-arms. morg
Sep 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
base of manufacture for a global economy. advancements in communication and transportation facilitate globalization. containerized shipping is a cost-effective means of transporting a variety of goods. guangdong's relative location to hong kong's ports and financial infrastructure is key to determining its position at the epicenter of chinese economic development. through guangdong, we see the forces of globalization at work in the pearl river delta and beyond. many observers argue the costs and benefits, but few dispute that globalization is the most profound reorganization of the world since the industrial revolution. the driving force of globalization is economic, and at the core of the global economy is the global production system. du neng ji makes nike shoes-- one of tens of thousands of nike employees scattered across the world. du neng ji and his fellow workers are a small part of the chinese link in the chain of global production. ( du neng ji speaking chinese ) translator: the reason i came to work here is simply to earn a living. i came from chendgu in sichuan pr
Sep 26, 2012 7:30pm PDT
all or most of modern economy here and a little anti-semitism in there too. but the idea of what you do for a living has to be something that brings you peace. and students come through and they get their b.a. and they go off to a job and they might be religious studies minors, and i see them going into an environment, and part of me just sort of - do you really want to do that? is that struggle for the legal tender really worth that? i mean, you have to be in some kind of environment that allows you to feel a sense of peace. i read a wonderful book on buddhism called, full catastrophe living. i can't think of the guy's name who wrote it, but it was about the thing that yes, in anything, in a nursing home, in the stock market, if you have the right mind set, you can do it, but make sure you do it, so right living becomes another key. then, the next step is more or less like the buddhist ten commandments - sometimes it's - you really shodn't mix religions in that way, but it's the ethical path. and here we have some - actually, it picks up on some of the ten commandments themselves, s
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